China's premier has called for joint efforts to restore global economic confidence following the shockwaves of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Premier Li Keqiang said Monday that last week's referendum has had "an obvious impact" on financial markets and increased uncertainties in the global economy.

Speaking at a business conference, Li said, "Under such circumstances, we need to jointly handle challenges, strengthen confidence and create a stable international environment and find solutions to address root causes together."

Li said Beijing wants to see a "united and stable" European Union and a "stable and prosperous" Britain.